Game of the Year Award Thing 2012: Gameplay

It's a new year, and that means it's time to talk about the old one! The Disembodied Voices Game of the Year Award Thing  has arrived with a gargantuan kablam, here to round up 2012's highest and lowest peaks with the subtle poignancy this podcast is known for. "Gameplay" is merely the first of many categories, so look forward to the coming weeks of more heated discussion and joyful reminiscing. The results of this episode are published below, which is an open invitation for you-- the listener-- to jot down your own winners in the comments. Friendly discussion and no hard feelings will follow. Unless you dig up the Dishonored vs. Mark of the Ninja discussion, in which case you're blacklisted. [audio]

Opening/ending song: Full Mast, originally from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and remixed by Preenus.

The Winners of Gameplay:

Best Stuff You Play:

  • Mark of the Ninja
  • SSX
  • Dishonored
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

A winner is... Dishonored

Best New Thingy in a Game:

  • Pawns - Dragon's Dogma
  • Anonymous Multiplayer - Journey
  • Blink - Dishonored
  • Paint Mechanic - The Unfinished Swan

A winner is... Blink - Dishonored

Best Level Design:

  • Far Cry 3
  • Darksiders II
  • Legend of Grimrock
  • Dishonored

A winner is... Darksiders II

Best Stuff You Play With Additional Participants:

  • SSX
  • Nintendo Land
  • Total War: Shogun 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

A winner is... Nintendo Land